Monday, July 26, 2010

The Rescue of Two Kittens

The two kittens which I rescued from the big drain were not in any of these pictures. I had no idea where they were.

Anyway, I was very glad that I heard their pitiful cries and the distressed meowing of Sweetie Pie. They must have fallen into the drain while crossing it. Since it was covered with steel planks, there was no way Sweetie Pie could jump down to rescue them.

When she saw me, she stared at me meowing frantically, I guess, asking me to help her babies. I lifted the heavy steel planks, jumped into the drain, and tried to grab the kittens. As shaken and frightened as they already were, I was not surprised to find them running away from me.

After several attempts, I managed to grab hold of one of them, climbed up from the drain, and put it on the ground close to Sweetie Pie. The kitten hurried to her mommy, reunited with Sweetie Pie and it was so heartwarming to see her started licking her baby.

As I climbed down to the drain again, the other kitten ran inside one of the draining holes and hid there. I tried using my slipper to entice him to crawl out, using biscuit and meat to lure him out and using a towel to try to hook his claws and pull it out but all to no avail.

Finally, I had no choice but to put a pair of socks over my hand and wrapped it over with a towel, put it inside the hole. Before I could grab this kitten, it plunged its sharp teeth into my flesh. Ignoring the pain, I grabbed its tiny body and dragged it out from the hole. It was shouting, crying, and shrieking while trying to break free from my grip.

I climbed out from the drain, quickly ran to Sweetie Pie and released the kitten. Cheerfully, it ran and sprang toward its siblings.

The happy reunion of a family conquered the throbbing pain and blood trickling from my finger.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Latest Batch of Sweetie Pie’s Babies

These were the latest batch of kittens of Sweetie Pie. They were napping on the roof top of the covered car park while I took this picture. I thought I was quiet enough not to arouse any panic among the kittens. However, one of them woke up and looked suspiciously at me.

Before I could walk away, this little kitten ran to the other side of the roof top thinking that it could hide from me. Unfortunately, it was an open area. Instead of running away again, it tilted its head up and stared at me. An opportunity to take its pictures! So, my camera phone went clicking for several times.

While taking its picture, Sweetie Pie came back to her babies. She brought home a chicken drumstick. The little black kitten started chewing on it, ignoring the clicking of my camera phone. It must be very hungry!

As Sweetie Pie comfortably lied her body down, the other two kittens went to her and started sucking. Since she knew I meant no harm to her babies and her, she allowed me to take pictures. Her babies immediately knew that I was a friend of their mommy. So, they paid no attention to my presence and continued to suck.